Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
Palestinian man dies of wounds he sustained earlier in the week, meanwhile Israeli navy attack Gaza fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
51-year-old Mustafa Barad’iyah, was announced dead on Tuesday, of wounds sustained by Israeli fire on Monday. Israeli soldiers shot Mustafa with two bullets in the stomach for reportedly stabbing and lightly wounding two soldiers at the entrance of Al-Arroub refugee camp, to the south of Bethlehem.
The two soldiers were treated on the spot by Israeli ambulances, while Israeli forces prevented them from approaching or treating Barad’iyah before finally taking him to hospital.
In other news, Dozens of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by several armored vehicles and bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning Ein al-Louza neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished warehouses and a commercial building.
On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner and two teenagers, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and five others, including a child, in occupied East Jerusalem. On Tuesday evening, the soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians, including a woman.
Elsewhere, Israeli naval boats opened fire towards fishermen, despite sailing within the six-nautical mile fishing zone offshore of Gaza’s al-Sudaniya area. One of the fishermen was shot in the hand, causing him moderate injuries and necessitating his transfer to a hospital, for treatment.
One of the boats was also damaged. The fishermen were forced to return back to shore for fear of being detained, injured, or killed.
Meanwhile, four Israeli military tanks, accompanied by bulldozers, infiltrated the borders with Gaza and went almost 150 meters into Palestinian agricultural land to the east of al-Qarara area, in the southern Gaza Strip.
Forces razed the land and placed earth mounds in the area, while firing live ammunition and smoke bombs in all directions.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, July 19, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.